As the days are getting hotter it is so nice to have something sweet and refreshing to sip on. We had some leftover lemons from one of our dinners this week and decided to make some lemonade. The homemade lemonade is so much better than the store-bought powder you dilute! You can’t even compare them.
You will need about 6-8 lemons, water, sugar, and ice.
Combine one cup of sugar and one cup of water in a saucepan. Bring it to a simmer. Stir the mixture until the sugar has totally dissolved. Place the mixture in the fridge to cool down. In the mean time cut your lemons in half and squeeze the juice. You will need at least 1 full cup of juice. It is always nice to cut a couple of slices to garnish your pitcher and glass with.
Once the sugar-water has cooled down, combine the mix with at least 4 cups of cold water and ice. If you have some nice fresh herbs you can add that for an extra twist! Mint goes perfect with lemons!
You can also try combining raspberry ice-tea and lemonade. It is so refreshing and is less sweet than the lemonade on its own!
In Sweden, lemonade is not near as common as it is in the US. We drink something called “saft” instead. It is basically a concentrated mix of berries and fruit diluted with water. There are so many different kinds and flavors there is something to gratify every taste and like. We will soon post a “saft” recipe. Keep your eyes out!